Tuesday, December 4, 2018

How to clear browsing data on your desktop


To resolve performance problems with web applications including 1600grand, it may be necessary to delete the cookies, cache and history used by your desktop's browser.

How to clear a web browser's data, cache, history, etc.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Network Maintenance Day, Saturday October 27, 2018

ITS staff will conduct a scheduled system maintenance period on Saturday March 10 from 6:00 AM until 12:00 noon. We will perform upgrades, test connections, apply patches and do other tasks to keep our critical campus information systems running efficiently.

Services affected: Networked systems. Please assume that the service you want may be intermittently unavailable during the maintenance period.

Services NOT affected: Email and Internet access.

What is being done: We are making routine repairs, upgrades and patches to networked services.

When is this taking place: Saturday October 27, during fall break, between 6:00am and noon.

What you need to do: If you must access networked services during the maintenance period, expect intermittent connectivity.

Further communications: Reminder will appear in the Mac Daily as the scheduled maintenance day approaches.

Contact: If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Ramón Rentas at 651-696-6633 or rentas@macalester.edu.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Faculty: Change To Assignment Grading In Moodle


This week the AIAs have received several reports of faculty experiencing technical issues while grading assignments within Moodle. As a result, ITS is disabling Moodle’s document conversion engine, a feature used while grading student assignments.


What happened: When faculty attempt to grade using the online assignment grading interface, Moodle freezes, thereby halting future work. Additionally, faculty can’t view some student submissions by using the preview and annotation pane of the assignment grading interface.

Why did this happen: ITS is working to identify and resolve the root cause of the issue. Moodle’s document conversion engine will be disabled until ITS can resolve that cause.

What this means for you: When grading assignments in Moodle, student work submitted as online text, Word documents, or any other non-PDF format will not be visible in the online assignment grading interface. The left side of the interface will be blank (pictured below). You can download student assignments and can view online text in the right side of the assignment grading interface. PDF submissions will appear in the left side of the assignment grading interface.


If you get locked out of Moodle or have difficulty grading, please don’t hesitate to contact your AIA for assistance.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Upgrading to macOS Mojave Checklist

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ITS has been testing macOS Mojave since its release on September 24, 2018. We recommend that you only upgrade if your computer has at least 18.5 GB of available storage space and a minimum of 8 GB of RAM. Before upgrading, make sure you have a backup plan and set aside plenty of time for the installation to complete.

If your Mac is currently running macOS High Sierra, it most likely meets all of these requirements.

✓ Have a backup.

Backing up your data is strongly recommended. Once the update is complete, there's no going back. Back up your data to your Google Drive Backup & Sync, H Drive, Time Machine, or CrashPlan.

✓ Check software compatibility.

What are the most important software programs you use every day? Many programs such as Microsoft Office and Google File Stream are known to work great with macOS Mojave, but some specialized software may need patches or paid upgrades before they work. If you aren’t sure, contact the ITS Help Desk at helpdesk@macalester.edu. Faculty members may contact their Academic Information Associate. RoaringApps compatibility checker may have more information.

The following applications have been tested and launch successfully. ITS cannot test every function in these programs: ATLAS.ti, Citrix, Google Drive File Stream, Mathematica, ChemDraw, CrashPlan, VPN.

✓ Make sure to have enough storage space.

You need 18.5 GB of available storage capacity. To find the available storage go to the Apple menu and choose About This Mac then Storage.

✓ Make sure to have enough memory (RAM).

ITS recommends at least 8GB of RAM, otherwise your computer may run very slowly. To find the memory (RAM) go to the Apple menu and choose About This Mac then Overview, look for Memory.

✓ Make sure your hardware is compatible if you want to use Mojave’s new features.

We only recommend the update for the following computer models. To find your model, go to the Apple menu and choose About This Mac.
  • Mac Pro (late-2012 or newer)
  • iMac (late-2012 or newer)
  • Mac mini (late-2012 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (mid-2012 or newer)
  • MacBook (early-2015 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (mid-2012 or newer)

✓ Make sure your operating system (OS) is compatible.

Your Mac must be running OS X 10.8 or later to receive the update. To find the version of OS X, go to the Apple menu and choose About This Mac, look for Version.
  • OS X El Capitan v10.11
  • OS X Yosemite v10.10
  • OS X Mavericks v10.9
  • OS X Mountain Lion v10.8

✓ Clear your schedule.

Upgrading your device to macOS Mojave may take hours.

✓ Install macOS Mojave.

Go to Apple menu > App Store… > Featured > macOS Mojave > Download > Install



Additional Resources


Questions?


ITS Help Desk
helpdesk@macalester.edu
651-696-6525

Thursday, September 20, 2018

How to Spot an Email Phishing Scam


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Look carefully at the From address to make sure it's from @macalester.edu



How to spot a phishy email.
  • Generic greeting or no greeting: Is this email addressed to you or is the greeting generic or absent altogether?
  • Sense of urgency: Is this email asking you to act faster than you would normally expect, and potentially bypass actions that you would typically take?  
  • Account status threat: s this email threatening to close your account or threatening access to funds?
  • Spoofed email address: Does the email address match the display name of the sender? Is the From address coming from username@macalester.edu?
  • From address and reply-to address: Do they appear to be legitimate? 
  • Forged links to web sites: Hover over a named link, does it take you to a location you would expect or a location that is familiar based on the content of the email? 
  • Requests for money or gift cards: Is the sender asking you to buy gift cards and send the account number to them?
  • Requests for personal information: Remember, your full name, cell phone number and alternate email is personal data. Does it make sense that the sender has your email address? Does the sender seek information about you that is typically not requested via email?


Report phishing.

    1. Open the message.
      2. Next to Reply, click More (3 dots).
        3. Click Report phishing.


        Protect your account with Google 2-Step Verification.
        2-Step Verification can help keep bad guys out, even if they have your password. With Google 2-Step enabled, signing in to your account will work a little differently. Sign in will require something you know and something you have. Get started with Google 2-Step.

        Let ITS know.
        Forward the message in question to the ITS Help Desk at helpdesk@macalester.edu. We’ll take steps to block the sender.


        Wednesday, September 19, 2018

        Beware of bogus emails

        Recently several current Macalester students received an email with a fake job offer. If you received this email, mark as spam and delete forever. This is not a legitimate job offer.

        Legitimate Macalester job opportunities will come from:
        • The Mac Daily
        • The Career Development Center
        • The Employment Services Office
        • A supervisor from a College department
        Ways to tell this is a scam:
        • In the From field, note that the display name does not match the from address
        • There is no subject
        • Careful reading of the message does not mention anything particular to you or anything particular to Macalester
        • Macalester does not send lists of student email addresses to alums for this type of solicitation  
        Example of the email:


        Text of the email:

        From: Amelia Robert <hoangthihiep>
        Date: Sun, Sep 16, 2018 at 2:40 PM
        Subject:
        To: username@macalester.edu

        Hello,

        I contacted your school admin at Macalester College; I graduated from there. I explained that I was looking for an Administrative/Personal Assistant, and your email was sent to me: they said you are an honest person. The position is extremely rewarding. Get back to me ASAP if you are interested in more information.

        Best Regards,
        Amelia Robert


        If you replied, and received a check in the mail, don’t deposit it or cash it! The transaction will give the scammer information needed to steal your funds. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

        Don’t hesitate to contact the ITS Help Desk at helpdesk@macalester.edu if you suspect an email you received is a scam.

        Thursday, August 2, 2018

        Planned Campus Power Outage August 4 and 5, 2018

        A planned campus power outage is taking place on Saturday, August 4 from 6:00pm to Sunday August 5 at 2:00am in order to complete the electrical connections to the new Theater building. Expect some disruption of networked services between 4:00pm August 4 to 4:00am August 5.
        Services affected:

        • Banner and 1600grand will be unavailable from 8:00am August 4 to 4:00am August 5.
        • ITS network systems and services including campus Wi-Fi, landline phones and Internet access will be unavailable from 4:00pm August 4 to 4:00am August 5.
        • Email and other Google apps will remain accessible from off-campus.
        • Macalester's Website will be unavailable from 4:00pm August 4 to 4:00am August 5.
        • Carnegie, Neill, Art, Fine Arts Commons and Music will be without power from 6:00pm August 4 to 2:00am August 5. All other buildings will retain power.
        • Air conditioning across campus will be unavailable from 6:00pm August 4 to 2:00am August 5.


        What is being done: ITS will be powering down all services in preparation for the power outage. Banner and 1600grand will be unavailable starting at 8:00am. Other ITS services will begin shutting down at 4:00pm.


        What you need to do: Occupants of Carnegie, Neill, Art, Fine Arts Commons and Music should shut down all computers, printers, and other sensitive electronics prior to Saturday, August 4 at 4:00pm. Only authorized staff will be permitted inside these buildings during the outage.

        To contact Security during the power outage, call 651-696-6555.


        For more information: contact the ITS Help Desk at 651-696-6525 or helpdesk@macalester.edu with questions about the power outage.

        Network Printing Service Restored, 8/2/18

        As of 12:50 PM, ITS staff have found and corrected the problem affecting some networked printers on campus. You may need to restart your printer. If you continue to have difficulty, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 696-6525 or helpdesk@macalester.edu.


        Original post:
        ITS staff have found a problem affecting many network printers across campus. We are working to fix this problem as soon as possible, and will send out another notification when we have resolved it. Existing local printers - those connected directly to a computer via cable - should not be affected. If you would like a direct callback when the problem is solved, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 696-6525 or helpdesk@macalester.edu.


        Monday, June 18, 2018

        Meet the new Gmail look and feel

        In the new Gmail, you can:
        • Change display density: Change how spacious or compact you want your inbox view. In the top right, click Settings and then Display density. If you choose Default, you'll see a preview of attachments from your inbox.
        • Smart Reply: Quickly reply to emails using phrases that appear based on the message you've received. Learn how to use Smart Reply.
        • Nudge: You might see old emails at the top of your inbox with a suggestion to reply or follow up. Learn how to show or hide these reminders to follow up.
        • Snooze emails until later: Postpone emails to a future date or time that's more convenient. Learn how to snooze emails.
        • Easily access other apps you use often: View Calendar, Tasks, Keep in Gmail on the right
        • Contacts: View contacts at contacts.google.com
        • Bonus: The top and left navigation bars both got a refreshed look. These changes carry over to Drive and Calendar too.
        New Gmail Timeline
        • June 19 2018: The new Gmail opt-in feature will start to appear for Macalester users. It may take several days for this new feature to gradually roll out to all users. For a limited time you’ll be able to opt in to use new Email--and switch back to Classic--before it becomes our standard view sometime in October 2018.
        • mid-September 2018: Users of class Gmail will be moved to the new Gmail but will be able to opt out.
        • mid-October 2018: Any users who are still accessing classic Gmail will be transitioned to the new Gmail with no ability to opt out.
        Resources

        Wednesday, June 13, 2018

        Password Change Page Restored!

        Update:
        As of 8:30 PM Wednesday June 13, the password change page has been fixed and is working normally. 

        Original post:
        The password change page at password.macalester.edu is currently not available. Our Infrastructure staff are working diligently to fix it. We will communicate further when we have more news to share.


        • Services affected: password.macalester.edu.
        • Services NOT affected: All other services.
        • What is being done: Password change page is not available. 
        • When is this taking place: The problem began earlier today, June 13 2018.
        • What you need to do: If you wish to change your Macalester password, wait a few hours and try again.
        • Further communications: We will send an email notice when the service is fixed, and update this notice as well.

        If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 651-696-6525 or helpdesk@macalester.edu.

        Fall 2018 Moodle site goes live!

        Update:
        As of 1:15 PM Wednesday June 13, the fall 2018 Moodle site is up, active and working normally.  If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 651-696-6525 or helpdesk@macalester.edu.


        Original post:
        The fall 2018 Moodle site is not yet available. ITS intends to make it to make it available today, June 13 2018 but we are currently experiencing a data import issue. The site will be available as soon as technically possible.

        • Services affected: Fall 2018 Moodle located at moodle.macalester.edu.
        • Services NOT affected: Moodle Archive and Moodle Groups.
        • What is being done: ITS is working on resolving course and enrollment import issues.
        • When is this taking place: Begins June 13 and will continue until the issue is resolved.
        • What you need to do: Expect that fall 2018 Moodle will be down until the issue is resolved.
        • Further communications: ITS will send out an email when the fall 2018 Moodle site is available.

        Monday, June 11, 2018

        Network Maintenance Day, Saturday June 16, 2018

        ITS staff will conduct a scheduled system maintenance period on Saturday June 16, 2018, from 6:00 AM until 12:00 noon.  We will perform upgrades, test connections, apply patches and do other tasks to keep our critical campus information systems running efficiently.

        Services affected:  This maintenance will be more extensive than usual. Nearly all networked services will be down, completely or intermittently.  This includes Internet access, GSuite apps, Moodle Groups, Banner, 1600grand and networked printing. (GSuite apps will work normally off-campus.)

        What is being done: multiple upgrades, patches and fixes.

        When is this taking place
        : Saturday morning, June 16 2018 between 6:00 AM and 12:00 noon.

        What you need to do: expect that most networked services may be down, completely or intermittently, during the maintenance period.

        Further communications
        : no additional communications are planned.

        If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Ramón Rentas at 651-696-6633 or rentas@macalester.edu.

        Unscheduled voicemail outage fixed, June 11 2018


        Update:
        As of 11:15 AM Monday June 11, voicemail services have been restored. If you have questions or specific concerns, please reach out to the ITS Help Desk, 651-696-6525 or helpdesk@macalester.edu.


        Original post
        The campus voicemail system is out of service this morning. Unanswered calls to your phone are not automatically forwarding to your voice mailbox. When you attempt to listen to voicemail, you will hear a 'fast busy' signal.

        Our vendor is working on restoring service as quickly as possible. Incoming and outgoing telephone calls are not affected by this voicemail outage.

        We will send a confirmation email when voicemail is restored.  Please contact the ITS Help Desk at helpdesk@macalester.edu with any questions.

        Monday, May 14, 2018

        Google Hangouts Meet and Chat


        ITS is excited to announce Google Hangouts Meet and Chat will be available starting May 16, 2018.

        What is Hangouts Meet?

        Hangouts Meet is a new way to create video meetings, at any time and on any device. For example, you can start a video meeting on your computer, and continue the conversation on your mobile phone or tablet. You can also start a video meeting from your Google Calendar via your Chrome web browser, or your mobile device. In addition to video conferencing, Hangouts Meet will provide a US dial-in phone number that anyone can use to join your meeting, even non-G Suite users.

        How do I get started?

        • Schedule a meeting in Calendar and add conferencing.
        • Start a video meeting from your Chrome web browser at https://meet.google.com.
        • Install a mobile app and select a meeting or start a new one.
        • Invite others to join via video or phone.

        What is Hangouts Chat?

        Google has added Hangouts Chat to the Hangouts environment. With Hangouts Chat, you can meet and brainstorm ideas with your team in rooms. Chat with your co-workers, share files and other online resources, and work together on a project. Conversations are organized into different conversation threads in rooms, so you and your team can discuss multiple subjects at the same time.

        In Hangouts Chat, you can send a direct message to individuals or groups. Direct messages are private conversations between you and other people. Once you create a direct message, you can't add people, so the conversation remains private. Check out chat.google.com to direct message, start a chat room, or message a bot.

        What happens when you use the new Hangouts Chat?

        • Everyone at Macalester can create and join conversations.
        • Join conversations using a mobile app or a web browser. 
        • Messages are synced across all devices.
        • Classic Chat—the chat experience within your email—is unchanged. 
        • Hangouts Chat is not available to personal accounts and non-Macalester users.
        A note about Chat history: Direct messages are copied to both classic Hangouts and Hangouts Chat. When chat history is off, direct messages in both services are deleted after 24 hours.

        Where can I get more information?

        Visit the Hangouts Meet Learning Center and Hangouts Meet Help Center and Hangouts Chat Learning Center for assistance getting started. The ITS Help Desk is also available for assistance at helpdesk@macalester.edu or 651-696-6525.

        Thursday, May 10, 2018

        How to Uninstall Google Drive File Stream for Windows

        Step 1: Quit Drive File Stream

        1. Go to your computer’s task bar located on the bottom right and locate the Drive File Stream icon.
        2. Click Drive File Stream icon and select the More Options Menu (vertical ellipses) and then select Quit.

        Step 2: Uninstall Drive File Stream

        1. Click Search Windows, and enter uninstall. Click Change or remove a program.
        2. Programs and Features window appears. Select Google Drive File Stream and then click Uninstall/Change.
        3. Uninstall Google File Stream? prompt appears. Click Uninstall.
        4. Uninstalling... status appear.
        5. Google Drive File Stream was uninstalled appears.

        Monday, May 7, 2018

        Google Drive for Mac/PC shutting down on May 12, 2018

        The legacy Google Drive desktop sync application will stop working on May 12, 2018.
        Since January 30, pop-up notifications from Google have appeared in accounts using Drive for
        Mac/PC with instructions on how to install Drive File Stream. Chances are you have already
        installed the updated desktop sync client. If you have not, you should do so prior to the scheduled
        shutdown.

        Services affected: Google Drive for Mac/PC (optional software).

        Services NOT affected: Google Drive via the Web (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, IE),
        Google Drive File Stream, Backup & Sync.

        What is being done: Google is shutting down Drive for Mac/PC.

        When is this taking place: Saturday, May 12, 2018.

        What you need to do: Download Google Drive File Stream.


        Important additional information about the legacy Google Drive desktop sync client shutdown on May 12

        If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the
        ITS Help Desk at 651-696-6525 or helpdesk@macalester.edu.

        Tuesday, April 3, 2018

        Brief network outage due to deliberate attack


        Services affected: Internet access

        Services NOT affected: Macalester accounts and application servers were not hacked or compromised in any way.

        When did this take place: April 30, 2018 from 8:30 to 8:39 AM

        What happened: An entity from China deliberately flooded Macalester's network in an attempt to stop legitimate Internet use. This is known as a Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack.

        A DoS attack is meant to shut down a network, making it inaccessible to its intended users. DoS attacks accomplish this by flooding the target with traffic, or sending it information that triggers a crash. In both instances, the DoS attack deprives legitimate users (i.e. employees, members, or account holders) of the service or resource they expected.

        What you may have noticed: Some lucky users were not even aware that the network was down or slow. Some users received this notice: There is no Internet connection.

        What ITS is doing: We have a support case open to our vendor to review the event. Changes to mitigate future DoS attacks will be made if possible.

        What you need to do: Report network outages or slowness to the ITS Help Desk.

        If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 651-696-6525 or helpdesk@macalester.edu.

        Thursday, March 29, 2018

        4 Ways to Clean Up Your Messy Inbox




        1. Apply Labels and Filters to automatically move and group messages as they arrive

        Preventing clutter before it starts is one way to keep your inbox clean. Labels are tags you can apply to email in order to categorize messages the way you want them grouped. Instead of messages arriving in your inbox, use filters to send email to a label, or archive, delete, star, or automatically forward your mail. Create rules to filter your emails

        Try this: Search for Mac Daily and Daily Piper

        1. Search for: from:(communications@macalester.edu) to:(macdaily-l@lists.macalester.edu)
        2. If the All 50 conversations on this page are selected prompt appears, select all conversations that match this search. Fewer than 50 conversations may be in your inbox.
        3. Archive or delete? I recommend creating a filter to apply a “Mac Daily” label. Read the Daily and then archive it. Since the searchable archive was retired on August 22, 2017 along with its former Daily Piper title, you can use Gmail’s search feature to locate a post anytime.

        2. Show Send & Archive

        Use the Send & Archive button and every time you reply to a message it will be archived—don’t forget to apply the label. The message will come back to your inbox when someone replies to it. To Show Send & Archive button, go to Settings > Send and Archive > Show Send & Archive button in reply. Archive or mute Gmail messages

        3. Block and Unsubscribe

        If you're getting emails you don't want in your Gmail inbox, you can block or unsubscribe from the sender, or report the message to Google. When you block a sender, their messages will go to your Spam folder. If you signed up on a site that sends lots of emails, like promotions or newsletters, you can use the unsubscribe link to stop getting these emails. Block someone's emails & Unsubscribe from mass emails

        4. Search and delete zombie messages

        Zombie messages are out-of-date notices from Google Apps, like calendar invites, Google Doc discussions and new sign-ins. Want to delete them? How about emails with huge attachments? Try out the following search terms to see how many messages you can wipe out of your inbox.



        To search for
        Enter this in the search field
        Calendar invites
        filename:invite.ics
        New sign-in from & Security Alerts
        from:no-reply@accounts.google.com
        Google Doc notifications
        from:notify@google.com
        Google Form receipts
        from:forms-receipts-noreply@google.com
        Drive share notices
        from:drive-shares-noreply@google.com
        Discussions
        from:docs.google.com
        huge email attachments
        has:attachment larger:10M
        More info




        Tuesday, March 27, 2018

        Google Drive File Stream now available for macOS users!


        Google is prompting Drive Mac app users to upgrade to Google Drive File Stream. The latest version no longer conflicts with System Center Endpoint virus protection on College-owned macOS computers, so ITS has lifted the hold on installing it.

        Google Drive Sync Solutions information:



        Questions?

        ITS Help Desk
        651-696-6525
        helpdesk@macalester.edu

        Friday, March 16, 2018

        Password Change Tips

        Before you change your password

        In May of 2017, Macalester adopted a new Password Policy to increase information security for college and personal data. Check out the new requirements and choose a new password.

        Change your password

        Change your password and set up your security questions using password.macalester.edu.

        After you change your password

        Thank you for changing your password and helping make Macalester's systems more secure. Once you’ve changed your Macalester College account password, start using it right away. Most Macalester systems are synced and will immediately accept your new password—but don’t forget to update your Wifi connections and mobile devices as needed.

        Computer

        • To connect to open applications such as mail and calendar on your computer, reenter your password when prompted.
        • To connect to Macalester Wifi or eduroam, reenter your password when prompted.
        • To use your password manager for your Macalester account, update your Macalester entry accordingly.

        Mobile Devices

        • To connect to mail and calendar, reenter your password accordingly. 
        • To connect to Macalester Wifi or eduroam, reenter your password when prompted.

        Gotchas

        • If you are using a College-owned Macintosh computer, your computer login password will not change.
        • If you are using a College-owned Windows computer, you may need to use your old password in the short term.
        • If you use your @macalester.edu email and password for non-Macalester sites like Amazon, Facebook, Linkedin, online banking, etc., your password will not change.
        If you need assistance with any part of the password change process, contact the ITS Help Desk at 651.696.6525 or helpdesk@macalester.edu

        Thursday, March 1, 2018

        Network Maintenance Day, Saturday March 10, 2018

        ITS staff will conduct a scheduled system maintenance period on Saturday March 10 from 6:00 AM until 12:00 noon. We will perform upgrades, test connections, apply patches and do other tasks to keep our critical campus information systems running efficiently.


        Services affected: Networked systems. Please assume that the service you want may be intermittently unavailable during the maintenance period.


        Services NOT affected: Email and Internet access.


        What is being done: We are making routine repairs, upgrades and patches to networked services.


        When is this taking place: Saturday March 10, during Spring Break, between 6:00 AM and 12:00 noon.


        What you need to do: If you must access networked services during the maintenance period, expect intermittent connectivity.  


        Further communications: Two reminders will appear in the Mac Daily as the scheduled maintenance day approaches.  


        If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Ramón Rentas at 651-696-6633 or rentas@macalester.edu.

        Wednesday, January 17, 2018

        World-Wide computer chip flaw potentially affects personal and College-owned devices

        Two recently-discovered computer chip flaws, Meltdown and Spectre, have been 
        getting a lot of press recently. Flaws in the design and manufacture of nearly all 
        microprocessor chips are potentially vulnerable to sophisticated attacks. 
        Essentially, almost every computer, server and smartphone in use could be affected.


        Services affected: Nearly every computer, server and smartphone in use 
        could be affected.


        What is being done:  ITS has installed security patches for servers, pushed out 
        an update for macOS 10.13.2, and will continue to install updates as they become 
        available.


        What you need to do: Check for and install updates frequently on all your 
        devices to ensure that they receive patches for this and other vulnerabilities as 
        they are released. Macalester ITS is actively monitoring and patching servers 
        and operating systems as updates become available.


        References: Read more about Meltdown and Spectre from the NY Times.


        Further communications:  No additional communications are planned.